The anniversary of Bill Buckley’s death

I’m a little late to the game on this one, but Febuary 27th was the anniversary of the death of mega-conservative icon Bill Buckley.

As most of you will remember, late last year his son Christopher came out in support of Barack Obama, a move that sparked considerable discussion amongst various talking heads, bloggers, and their viewers/readers. These days, Buckley is sounding somewhat like David Brooks on Obama, except Buckley’s worry about Obama is more implied than expressly stated.

That said, Christopher Buckley wrote a very moving piece on the week of the anniversary of his father’s death, and at a time when conservatives are battling for the heart and soul of the Republican party, and some are at war with each other, I thought that reading more about the life and times of the man many call the “godfather of conservatism” could do us all some good. Here’s the link again.

Make sure to keep a few Kleenex handy.

Last but not least, the famous Buckley vs. Chomsky debate from 1969. Here’s part 1:

Here’s the link to the video of the second part of that debate.

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